Crab Hill Point [Troy Limestone] (Eocene of Jamaica)

Where: Jamaica (18.2° N, 76.5° W: paleocoordinates 16.9° N, 76.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Troy Limestone Formation (White Limestone Group), Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Claremont FM, for which lithostratigraphic relations are not discussed. AGE: Late Eocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation. LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: Formely placed in the Claremont Fm. Replaced by Troy Limestone in Stevens (2004).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Carbonate.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, assumed on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Multiple collectors. REPOSITORY: Various repositories, including NHM, Basel and the BMNH, London.

Primary reference: P. Jung. 1972. Mollusks from the White Limestone Group of Jamaica. Memorias de la VI Conferencia Geologica del Caribe - Margarita, Venezuela 465-468 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 111544: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.06.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropods and bivalves. NOMENCLATURE: Not and authoritative publication, with somewhat antiquated nomenclature and few species-resolution identifications.
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Glossidae
Meiocardia sp. Adams and A 1857 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Ampullina sp. Férussac 1822 snail
 Capuloidea - Capulidae
Capulus sp. Monfort 1810 snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Terebellum sp. Röding 1798 true conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Sinum sp. Röding 1798 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraea sp. Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1807 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Semicassis sp. Mörch 1852 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Velates sp. Montfort 1810 snail